Owning our Tribal Heritage

If you look hard enough, you will find opportunities to learn and grow hidden all around you.

Something similar was witnessed in Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon, recently. The students and teachers of grade 8 were delving deep into the world of experiential and hands on learning – after all, it was the time for annual Funkaar Week. For those who still find the name ‘Funkaar’ unfamiliar, let us tell you that it is a week in which we celebrate learning outside the walls of classroom. Funkaar is the time to integrate our textbook topics with experiences of the world. It is also the time to bring together art and academics to create a holistic experience of learning on themes derived from standard curriculum. Continue reading

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What Colour is your Holi?

In our school, we have always encouraged students (and teachers, and everyone else) to think up things which improves upon existing notions and discourse. Our belief in creating classrooms where knowledge is imparted through constructive approach stands strong each day. A child should be able to paint the world in his colours, his ideas, his beliefs, however, within the careful guidance of the ever-watchful and encouraging mentors. Continue reading

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A Quill of Their Own

“We wrote, we laughed, we grew…together.”

Armed with their maiden publications, proudly displayed on the bookshelves, this is what the students of grade 9th and 10th of Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon and Noida will tell you! Continue reading

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“Is India’s Incredible Growth Story a Hyberbole?”

If you’ve been a part of the Shiv Nadar School fraternity for more than a year, ‘The Dialogue’ would be a familiar term for you. Conducted annually as a rich panel discussion between experts and leaders, The Dialogue has come to occupy its unique space in our vision for building a healthy and fertile space for encouraging insightful and deep discussions on issues of relevance.  Continue reading

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Every Vote Counts

Anticipation. Excitement. And an incredible opportunity to learn. The morning of 30th November, 2016, brought all this and more to the gates of Shiv Nadar School, Noida!

In a first of its kind event to have been organised by the Election Commission of India, the hon’ble Chief Election Commissioner of India – Dr. Nasim Zaidi – visited the school to talk to the students about electoral governance and elections in India. He was accompanied by Shri Umesh Sinha, the Deputy Election Commissioner, Mr. Dhirendhra Ojha, the Director, Election Commission of India and Ms. Padma Angmo, the Director, Election Commission of India. Shri N. P. Singh, the District Magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar, was also a part of the visiting delegation. Continue reading

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A Meeting with Jeffrey Archer

“When I was three, I wanted to be four. When I was four, I wanted to be Prime-Minister”

~Jeffrey Archer

It was the 21st of November, 2016, a pleasant Monday morning. Flowers were hanging in great globes of the sun, the sky was paling with a fever of azure, and grass was drenched with dew. Though all of this happened almost every day – today was not ordinary. It was extra, extra-special! On this very noteworthy day, 20 students from across grades 9 and 10 were to go to The Shri Ram School, to meet- Lord Jeffrey Archer. Yes. The same Jeffrey Archer with a whopping 18 bestsellers in the literary world! Continue reading

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Keep the Child Alive!

Childhood is among the most beautiful times in life. Each page of a child’s life is a story of adventure and discovery, of mirth and fascination, of friendships and forevers. A child, they say, is a creative genius, for he is not afraid of soaring on wings of imagination to lands undiscovered and terrains unexplored. Continue reading

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Aglow with the Light of Learning

The evening before Diwali break is always a special one for Shiv Nadar School, Noida. It is our occasion to celebrate light and learning, and put on display the creative sparks which emerge out of the curriculum when it is engaged with in an experiential manner. It is the evening of Funkaar Week culmination, also celebrated as ‘Jyotirgamay’ – or the symbolic walk towards light of knowledge and wisdom. Continue reading

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The Lamp is Lit

Once upon a time, long ago, a man heard about the holy flame, burning in a city, far from his. His house had been out of light and fire since a while now, and so he decided to undertake the arduous journey till this faraway city, and bring back some warmth to his home. He set off, on foot, witnessed the holy flame, and captured part of it to carry back along. On the way home, he met a man on the pavement, cold and shivering. This poor man asked him for some light, so that he could fight off the cold. The man with light hesitated, and mused if this he should waste his holy flame like this. Eventually, he gave away a part of the flame and carried on with his journey. Continue reading

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